Tag: Michigan

Higher Grounds Trading Company // Peru Norandino Natural

Higher Grounds Trading Company // Peru Norandino Natural

Peru Norandino Cooperative is an association of small-scale coffee producers in northern Peru. The 90 grassroots organizations with more than 6,600 producers, located on the western slopes of the Andes Mountains in Piura. Cooperativa Norandino brings together three important coffee farmer groups with a long […]

ROWSTER Coffee // Brazil Carmo de Minas

ROWSTER Coffee // Brazil Carmo de Minas

The 100 years of tradition in coffee-growing in Carmo de Minas, in southern Minas Gerais, are interlaced with the history of the Sertão Group / Carmo de Minas. The first cultivation of coffee in the region occurred at the Sertão Estate, which gives its name […]

Atwater Brewery // Vanilla Java Porter

Atwater Brewery // Vanilla Java Porter

EDITOR’S NOTE: I just want to start this article off by saying that I don’t know much of anything about this product other than what it tastes like. I reached out to Atwater Brewery several times via social media and email and never got answers to any of the questions I sent them regarding this beer (how it was made, what’s in it, who roasted the coffee component, etc.). I delayed this review for months due to the lack of response. If Atwater gets back to me with some background information, I will revise this article and post again. Thanks for your understanding – Drew.

Welcome to my Table, here in the corner of this cafe. Today we’re sipping the Vanilla Bean Java Porter, from Atwater Brewery in Detroit, Michigan. Feel free to pull up a chair.

THECOFFEEDETAILS

region: ?
farm: ?
producer: ?
association: ?
elevation: ?
cultivars: ?
process: ?
certifications: ?

THEBEERDETAILS

style: English Porter
alcohol by volume: 4.5%
international bitterness units: 12
color: Black
ingredients: Coffee, Vanilla, ?
stemware: Tulip

CUPPINGNOTES

Pours black with a thin, but foamy, tan head that dissipates quickly, and forms a foamy ring around the rim of the glass.

vanilla, bitter roasty coffee, metallic, very thin

Light body; chewy mouthfeel; carbonic acidity; clean finish.

FINALTHOUGHTS

 

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Populace Coffee // 2015 Joyeux Holiday Blend

Populace Coffee // 2015 Joyeux Holiday Blend

Joyeux Holiday Blend, from Populace Coffee, is back at the Table. This year, Joyeux is comprised of coffees from Colombia and Kenya, so we should be in a real treat. Colombia Los Pinos We are happy to introduce to you a new group called: “Aromas […]

New Holland Brewing // Dragon’s Milk Reserve (“Indulgence”)

New Holland Brewing // Dragon’s Milk Reserve (“Indulgence”)

Dragon’s Milk was first released in 2001 as a single batch annual release. Over the past nearly 15 years, Dragon’s Milk has become New Holland Brewing’s most popular offering and one of the most celebrated beers in the country. As a result, New Holland expanded its […]